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FEATURED EVENT CORAL GABLES GATSBY GALA 23 Years of Enriching the Community “The City Beautiful” Coral Gables certainly knows how to throw a party. The Coral Gables Community Foundation put Jay Gatsby to shame with their Annual Gala Fundraiser, held on Friday, Oct. 10, at the grand Coral Gables Country Club. Guests enjoyed an array of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, as well as a delicious dinner. The night didn’t end there, as guests went on to experience casino-style gaming and place their bids on silent and live auctions. The annual gala is the Foundation’s most important event of the year, raising money that allows them to continue funding scholarships, restoring historic landmarks, supporting the arts and performing charitable giving to enhance the lives of everyone in Coral Gables. The Coral Gables Community Foundation recognized five honorees for their strong efforts and dedication in serving the community. The gala honored Miami Heat player Shane Battier with the Sports Award presented by Doctors Hospital Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine; President and CEO of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Mark Trowbridge with the Jerry Santeiro Award; owner of Books & Books, as well as the founder of the Miami Book Fair, Mitchell Kaplan, with the Education Award; Chairman of the Adrienne Arsht Center and partner of Colson Hicks Eidson, Mike Eidson, with the Willy Bermello Legacy Award; and the former dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture and well renowned architect, Lizz Plater-Zyberk, recipient of this year’s Arts & Culture Award. 1 2 6 Photos by Andrea Mate 1/ Mark Trowbridge, Mike Eidson, Lizz Plater-Zyberk, Mary Snow, Mitchell Kaplan, Shane Battier & Carlos F. Garcia 2/ Marichi & John O’Rourke, Maria & Robert Lugo 3/ Mark Trowbridge & Fred Astaire dancers 4/ Millie Miranda, Hector Hernandez, Nabie Franca, Walter, Melissa Butterwood & Dosov Fazio 5/Jeannett Slesnick, Don Slesnick, Ed Joyce & Chris Joyce 6/ Wayne Eldred & Bob Dickinson 7/ Coral Gables Community Foundation Chairman, Carlos F. Garcia 8/ Naylen Gonzalez & William Colas 9/ Newell Fleming, Shane Battier & Heidi Battier 10/ Maria-Fernanda Poulin & Scott Poulin 148 november/december 2014 southfloridaluxuryguide.com 3 7 8 9 4 5 10


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